Postdoctoral Research Fellow
candidate, University of California, Los Angeles, LA, CA,
2011 - August. 2015
Sep., 2015 - present, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and Dep. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
• Construct global spatial distributions of ring current quantities: Process and collect data from THEMIS, Van Allen Probes, and construct global structures of different ring current quantities, including plasma density, temperature, pressure, and pressure anisotropy for different species and for total plasma.
• Determine the correlations of the global structures with driving factors: Conduct regression analysis using the Support Vector Regression Machine (SVRM) technique to determine how different ring current quantities are correlated with different driving factors. Empirical models for predicting these quantities will be constructed.
• Construct 3D force-balanced magnetic field configurations: With the global distributions of pressure and pressure anisotropy from the empirical models from task 2, the magnetosphere force-balance magnetic field code will be used to construct 3D configurations of magnetic field in force balance with the empirical pressures.
• Construct force-balanced magnetic fields for event study: Develop a new code based on the force-balanced code and our empirical models. The code will use observed pressure along a satellite pass through the ring current during an event as inputs to produce force-balanced magnetic fields that match closely the observed magnetic fields.
Sep., 2011-August 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Research Assistant in Dep. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of California, Los Angeles
• Developed 2D plasma sheet pressure model and 3D magnetic field models under different Kp index and solar wind dynamic pressure and substorm growth phase
• Investigated the model plasma pressure distributions and magnetic field configurations and compared with observations under different Kp and solar wind dynamic pressure and during the substorm growth phase
June-August, 2014, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Space Science and Applications, ISR-1 in Los Alamos National Lab
• Developed 2D plasma sheet pressure model by using Support Vector Regression Machine technique.
• Modified the 3D self-consistent magnetic field modeling by incorporating the 2D plasma sheet pressure model
June-August, 2013, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Space Science and Applications, ISR-1 in Los Alamos National Lab
• Applied 3D self-consistent magnetic field modeling to calculate ion isotropy boundaries and compared with FAST observations
June- July, 2012, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Los Alamos National Lab Space Weather Summer School
• Worked with Dr. Sorin Zaharia and adopted his 3D self-consistent magnetic field to model substorm growth phase plasma and magnetic field
• Developed 2D plasma sheet pressure model using nonlinear square fitting technique
• Investigated the plasma pressure distributions and magnetic field configurations during the substorm growth phase
Sep., 2008-June, 2011, Beijing, China
Research Assistant in Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology, Peking University
• Analysis of the response of plasma characteristics and magnetic field in the inner magnetosphere to interplanetary (IP) shocks
• Analysis the solar wind parameters and geomagnetic activity related to IP shocks
June-July, 2009, Nanjing, China
China-UK Joint Summer School on Solar-Terrain Research
• Worked on and presented research of magnetospheric response to interplanetary shock
1. Yue, C., J. Bortnik, L. Chen, Q. Ma, R. M. Thorne, G. D. Reeves, and H. E. Spence (2017), Transitional behavior of different energy protons based on Van Allen Probes observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL071324.
2. Yue, C., X. An, J. Bortnik, Q. Ma, W. Li, R. M. Thorne, G. D. Reeves, M. Gkioulidou, D. G. Mitchell, and C. A. Kletzing (2016), The relationship between the macroscopic state of electrons and the properties of chorus waves observed by the Van Allen Probes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 7804-7812, doi:10.1002/2016GL070084.
3. Yue, C., W.
Li, Y. Nishimura, Q. Zong, Q. Ma, J. Bortnik, R. M. Thorne, G. D.
Reeves, H. E. Spence, C. A. Kletzing, J. R. Wygant, and M. J. Nicolls
(2016), Rapid enhancement of low-energy (<100 eV) ion flux in
response to interplanetary shocks based on two Van Allen Probes case
studies: Implications for source regions and heating mechanisms. J.
Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi: 10.1002/2016JA022808.
4. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, Yukitoshi Nishimura, Kyle R. Murphy, Xiaoyan Xing, Larry Lyons, Michael Henderson, Vassilis Angelopoulos, A.T.Y. Lui, Tsugunobu Nagai (2015), Empirical modeling of 3D Force-balanced Plasma and Magnetic Field Structures during Substorm Growth Phase, submitted to J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, under review. 2014 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award.
5. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, L. Lyons, Y. Wang, T.-S. Hsu, M. Henderson, V. Angelopoulos, A. T. Y. Lui, and T. Nagai (2015), A 2-D empirical plasma sheet pressure model for substorm growth phase using the Support Vector Regression Machine, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JA020787.
6. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, L. Lyons, J. Liang, E. F. Donovan, S. G. Zaharia, and M. Henderson (2014), Current sheet scattering and ion isotropic boundary under 3-D empirical force-balanced magnetic field, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JA020172. 2013 NSF-GEM meeting Best Student Poster Award.
7. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, S. G. Zaharia, X. Xing, and L. Lyons (2013), Empirical modeling of plasma sheet pressure and three-dimensional force-balanced magnetospheric magnetic field structure: 2. Modeling, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/2013JA018943.
8. Yue, C., Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, V. Angelopoulos, E. F. Donovan, Q. Shi, Z. Yao, and J. W. Bonnell (2013), Coordinated THEMIS spacecraft and all-sky imager observations of interplanetary shock effects on plasma sheet ﬂow bursts, poleward boundary intensiﬁcations, and streamers, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50372.
9. Yue, C.,, and Q. Zong (2011), Solar wind parameters and geomagnetic indices for four different interplanetary shock/ICME structures, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A12201, doi:10.1029/2011JA017013.
10. Yue, C.,, Q. Zong, Y. Wang, I. I. Vogiatzis, Z. Pu, S. Fu, and Q. Shi (2011), Inner magnetosphere plasma characteristics in response to interplanetary shock impacts, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A11206, doi:10.1029/2011JA016736.
11. Yue, C.,, Q.-G. Zong, H. Zhang, Y. F.Wang, C. J. Yuan, Z. Y. Pu, S. Y. Fu, A. T. Y. Lui, B. Yang and C.R.Wang (2010), Geomagnetic activities triggered by interplanetary shocks J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 115, A00I05, doi:10.1029/2010JA015356.
12. Yue, C.,, Q.-G. Zong, and Y. F. Wang (2009), Response of the magnetic field and plasmas at the geosynchronous orbit to interplanetary shock, Chinese Sci Bull, 54, doi: 10.1007/s11434-009-0649-6, 2009. 25th CGSAC Best Student Paper Award.
13. An, X., C. Yue,
J. Bortnik, V. Decyk, W. Li, and R. M. Thorne (2017), On the parameter
dependence of the whistler anisotropy instability, J. Geophys. Res.
Space Physics, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JA023895.
14. Wang, C.-P., C. Yue, S. Zaharia, X. Xing, L. Lyons, V. Angelopoulos, T. Nagai, and T. Lui (2013), Empirical modeling of plasma sheet pressure and three-dimensional force-balanced magnetospheric magnetic ﬁeld structure: 1. Observation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50585.
15. Su. Z. P., Q.-G. Zong, C. Yue, Y. F. Wang, H. Zhang, X.-Y. Zhou, P. Song, A. Pedersen, H. N. Zheng (2011), Proton auroral intensification induced by interplanetary shock on 7 November 2004. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A08223, doi:10.1029/2010JA016239.
16. Liang, J., Donovan, E., Ni, B., C. Yue, Jiang, F., & Angelopoulos, V. (2014). On an energy-latitude dispersion pattern of ion precipitation potentially associated with magnetospheric EMIC waves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020226.
17. Liu, J., V. Angelopoulos, X. Chu, X.-Z. Zhou, and C. Yue (2015), Substorm current wedge composition by wedgelets, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063289.
18. Yao, Z. H., Pu, Z. Y., Owen, C. J., Fu, S. Y., Chu, X. N., Liu, J., V. Angelopoulos, I.J. Rae, C. Yue, X.-Z. Zhou, Q.-G. Zong, X. Cao1, Q. Q. Shi, C. Forsyth and A. M. Du (2014). Current Reduction in a Pseudo ‐ breakup Event: THEMIS Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020186
19. Yao, Z. H., V Angelopoulos, ZY Pu, SY Fu, M Kubyshkina, J Liu, XN Chu, T Nishimura, X Cao, A Du, C. Yue, QQ Shi, Y Wei (2013), Conjugate observations of flow diversion in the magnetotail and auroral arc extension in the ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 4811- 4816.
20. Yang. B., Q.-G. Zong, S. Y. Fu, X. L. Li, A. Korth, H. S. Fu, C. Yue, H. Reme (2011), The role of ULF waves interacting with oxygen ions at the outer ring current during storm times J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A01203, doi:10.1029/2010JA015683.
21. Yang, B., Q.-G. Zong, S.Y. Fu, K. Takahashi, X. Li, Y. F. Wang, Z.Y. Pu, H. S. Fu, H. Reme, C. Yue, H. Zheng, C. Sheng (2011), Pitch angle evolutions of oxygen ions driven by storm time ULF poloidal standing waves. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A03207, doi:10.1029/2010JA016047.
22. Wang. C. R., Q.-G. Zong, F. L. Xiao, Z. P. Su, Y. F. Wang, C. Yue (2011), The relations between magnetospheric chorus and hiss inside and outside the plasmasphere boundary layer: Cluster observation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A07221, doi:10.1029/2010JA016240.
23. He. Z. G, F. Xiao, Q.-G. Zong, Y. F. Wang, L. X. Chen, C. Yue, S. Zhang (2011), Multi-satellite observations on the storm-time enhancements of energetic outer zone electron fluxes driven by chorus waves. Science China Technological Sciences, Volume 54, Number 8, 2209-2216, DOI: 10.1007/s11431-011-4445-6.
24. Zhang, X. Y., Q.-G. Zong, Y. F. Wang, H. Zhang, L. Xie, S. Y. Fu, C. J. Yuan, C. Yue,
B. Yang, and Z. Y. Pu (2010), ULF waves excited by negative/positive
solar wind dynamic pressure impulses at geosynchronous orbit, J.
Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 115, A10221, doi:10.1029/2009JA015016.
• 2015 NASA Living With a Star Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
• 2015 UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship Award
• 2014 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award
• 2013 NSF-GEM Best Student Poster Award
• 2012 Vela Fellowship of Los Alamos National Lab Space Weather Summer School
• 2011 UCLA Chancellor Prize
• 2011 UCLA Departmental Fellowship
• 2010 The Leo KoGuan Fellowship of Peking University
• 2009 25th Chinese Geophysical Society Annual Conference Best Student Paper Award
• 2008 The Best Undergraduate Thesis Award of Hubei Province
• 2007 National Fellowship
• 2007 The 2nd Prize of the National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest
• 2007 Best Student Cadre of Wuhan University
• 2005-2007 Merit Student of the year 2005, 2006 and 2007
• 2006 Wuhan University AMD Fellowship
• 2005 The 1st Prize Fellowship of Wuhan University
• Oral talk at 2012 Los Alamos National Lab Space Weather Summer School, New Mexico, USA, 2012
Last Update: March, 2017